November 18, 2009


It’s just…everybody’s so screwed up. It seems like our country’s in kind of a morbid mood, because of the recession or whatever….We’re becoming more juvenile as a nation. The guys who won World War IIand that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.”

[Clint Eastwood, at 79 in 2009; from an interview in the current CQ Magazine.” ]
By Rees Lloyd
Plain words from Clint Eastwood. Plainly true  about the WWII vets. So, here’s a salute to all those WWII veterans from “the Greatest Generation,” for your service to America in war and in peace. Indeed, we need you, and your WWII values, more than ever. 
For instance, the intolerant totalitarians of  the contemporary ACLU are today serving as legal counsel to the admitted Muslim terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and cohorts in trials in civilian courts in New York ordered by Barack Hussein Obama. At the same time, the ACLU, the Taliban of American liberal secularism, is suing to destroy our veterans memorials at the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial, and the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial because the ACLU, and its lawyers, like Barack Hussein Obama, and its mascot plaintiffs, are “offended” at the sight of a Cross honoring veterans at memorials. Does that define totalitarian “twitism”? Provide legal representation to an admitted Muslim terrorist “master-mind”? And sue memorials honoring American veterans because a Cross is included? 
For further instance of why  we need you WWII vets more than ever, is the fact that the Commander-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, is jetting around the world (Global Warming and Climate Change notwithstanding) on a mission in which he is “apologizing” for America and quite literally “bowing” — as no President has done — to such as the Wahabist Muslim dictator of Saudi Arabia, and the present Emperor of Japan, son of the Emperor who ruled then-fascist Japan in WWII, when Japan attacked America at Pearl Harbor and joined the fascist Axis (Japan, Germany, Italy) to conquer and rule the world — until stopped by the 16-million Americans who served in WWII and allied forces from democracies. 
That victory in WWII, which could not have been achieved without the service and sacrifice of American veterans, saved the world from domination by the fascism of Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, and the Emperor’s Japan. It  should never be the subject of an “apology.” And no American, least of all the President and Commander-in-Chief should “bow” in submission to any foreign power, let alone those who tried to, or are trying to, destroy American freedom.
Nor should Barack Hussein Obama or any  juvenile (i.e., adult adolescent) “twit” around him (Vance Jones, ACORNites, Mrs.Dunn of “I-Love-Obama” fame)  apologize in the name of Americans for the service and sacrifice by American veterans in the Korean War, then the Cold War, then the hot war in Vietnam, which held off communism until it collapsed of its own contradictions in the Soviet Union, and transfigured itself in Mao’s Red China, silencing internationally the  communist call for “Workers of the World-Unite!” to establish worldwide “proletarian dictatorship.” 
That once universal slogan of international communism is no longer credible because American veterans fought it. The slogan, in fact,  is no longer heard publicly in world capitols — except in Washington, D.C., in Barack Hussein Obama’s transformed America, in which “Workers of the World–Unite!” is the revived slogan and professed “way of doing business”  of SEIU social-worker cum union boss of mainly government workers, Andy Stern, confidant of Barack Hussein Obama, and Obama’s most frequent guest at the White House. Is that a confidence builder? 
How about Stern’s oft-expressed policy: “We will use the power of persuasion. But, if that doesn’t work, we will use the persuasion of power.” Does that explain why SEIU thugs under Stern were videoed beating up a citizen (a black man) at a Townhall Meeting–but more than three months later there are no prosecutions?
Finally, it should be said, that there should be no “apology” by the American Commander-in-Chief for the service and sacrifice of all those veterans who have served in “Operation Desert Storm,” and in the War Against Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, including those serving there today.
There should be no “apologies” for fighting Muslim terrorists, nor any “bowing” before before those heads of governments which aid and abet them by providing funds or safe havens for them. Nor should there a refusal to identify with plain language Muslim jihadist terrorism as precisely that, whether overseas, at Ft. Hood, or anywhere it exists.
Manifestly, there cannot be indecision by a President and Commander-in-Chief Voting “present” is not an option any longer. It is not possible for a Commander-in-Chief to avoid responsibility, or political consequences of his “base,” by refusing to make decision on the request for more troops by the commander-in-the-field that Obama appointed states that they are needed. Voting “present” is not an option for one who seeks to be the “Commander-in-Chief.”
As stated by Bing West, former U.S. Marine infantryman in Vietnam and an assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the Reagan administration, in the conclusion of his important analysis entitled “The View From Man Bear Pig: On the ground in Afghanistan, it’s still a question of power, not politics[,]” in the current National Review (11/23/09): 
“America’s dithering has made us look weak and has encouraged our enemies. Let us hope the president decides to send in the troops — and then stays out of the play-calling.”
[Rees Lloyd is a longtime civil rights attorney and an activist in veterans affairs.]

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